I am sure that there are more Fuerteventura bars than any other type of business on the island. Even the smallest of villages have at least two bars, and the main tourist resorts have an abundance of bars to buy food and drink. As well as Spanish bars, you’ll find all kinds of bars to cater for the needs of people on holiday, especially those from the UK and Ireland, as there are English themed bars, Irish bars and Scottish bars.
All bars offer a choice of draught beers, bottled beers, soft drinks, spirits, cocktails and hot drinks. Most offer food as well.
Most bars offer a table service so you go in and sit down at a table. A member of staff will then take your order and serve the drinks. You then pay before you leave.
Happy hours are a common feature, and drinks are offered at reduced prices or two for one at certain times of the day.
Many Fuerteventura bars are open from early in the morning until late at night. A minority open late and stay open until the early hours, and you might find one that is open until 5am!
A common feature are bars that show live TV and sports coverage, so you can see all the major football games and UK soaps. Others pride themselves on not having TV or Karoake.
Bar prices are cheaper in the villages and in the capital of Puerto del Rosario. It’s worth going into a Spanish bar to try one of the range of coffees and possibly some tapas, which are snacks like tortilla, cheese and olives.
If you are a new visitor to the island then it’s a good idea to find out about the type of Fuerteventura bars that are on offer. Look for the free local magazines or paper which have lots of bar advertisements in them; have a walk around to see what types there are, or talk to other people to find out where they have been. And don’t be afraid to try a Spanish bar as the locals are very friendly!
There is such a good choice of bars on the island, but here is a small selection that are highly recommended if you are out and about on the island.
"The Rock Island Bar" in the pedestrianized part of the old town. Live music most nights.
"Chablis Wine Bar" on the main street
Caleta de Fuste
"El Capitan", opposite the Barcelo Hotel, for tapas, happy hours and free Wifi
"The Dog and Duck", under the San Jorge Hotel, for a bar with no TV’s, free Wifi and pub games
"Early Doors" in the Montecastillo Center, up the hill
"Bar Don Martin", near the church
"The Boot and Ball" – a traditional English bar, opposite the
"La Cruzada" in the village, near the town of Antigua
"Aguayre" – overlooking the new harbour
"El Toston Bar" - overlooking the old harbour